Nail Tips and Wraps

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Chapter 27 – 12’
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Nails can be made any length
Variety of products can be applied over tip to
strengthen
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Offering extension services expands your
service offerings and enables clients to have a
“one stop shop” experience
Learning proper techniques for applying and
removing nail tips will aid in helping your
client to keep natural nails in the best possible
health and condition
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Understanding the types and uses of nail
wraps will enable you to determine your
client's specific need
Learning how to safely and correctly apply,
maintain, and remove nail tips and wraps will
ensure your client’s happiness and loyalty.
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Plastic, pre-molded nails shaped from tough
polymer made from acrylonitrile butadiene
styrene (ABS)
Add extra length to natural nail
Support for nail enhancement products
Overlay – layer of any nail enhancement
product applied overtop for added strength
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Tip cutter – specialized tool for cutting nail tips
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FYI box PP 875
Nail dehydrator – substance used to remove
surface moisture and tiny amounts of oil
“Well” – point of contact with nail plate
Position Stop –
Point where free edge of natural nail meets nail tip
 Tip is adhered to natural nail
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Many sizes, colors, and shapes
Purchased in large containers or individual
refills
Exactly cover nail plate from sidewall to
sidewall
DO NOT use tip more narrow than nail plate
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Will cause a crack at sides or split down middle
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Use abrasive board to tailor tip before applying
Bevel and trim “well” before applying
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Less filing
Less potential for damage
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Nail tip adhesive – bonding agent to secure tip
to natural nail
Gel adhesives –
Resins
 Thicker
 Require longer “set” or drying time
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Containers come in
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Pointed applicator
One-drop applicator
Brush-on
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Always wear eye protection
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Contact are will need to be blended
Should be NO visible line where tip stops and
natural nail begins
Nail Tip Application pages – 879 – 881
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Cause serious injury if gets into eyes
Caution Box PP 880
Service Tip boxes PP 880 - 881
Nail Tip Removal – PP 882 – 883
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Caution Box PP 883
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Any method securing a layer of paper or fabric
on or around the nail/tip to strengthen and
durability
Used to repair or strengthen or create nail
extensions
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Nail resin –
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Made from cyanoacrylate
Polymerizes in seconds
Fabric wrap
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Silk
Linen
Fiberglass
Cut to cover nail surface
Laid in layers of resin to build and strengthen
enhancement
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Silk wraps
Thin natural material
 Tight weave
 Becomes transparent
 Lightweight and smooth appearance
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Linen wraps
Closely woven, heavy material
 Thicker and bulkier than other types
 Adhesives do not penetrate as easily
 Opaque – colored polish to cover
 Strongest fabric
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Fiberglass
Very thin synthetic mesh with a loose weave
 Easy to use
 Resin penetrates – improves adhesion
 Not as strong as linen or silk
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Paper wraps
Temporary service
 Very thin paper
 First material used
 Do not have strength and durability of fabric wraps
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Wrap resin accelerator
Activator
 Acts as dryer that speeds up the hardening process
of resin or adhesive overlay
 Brush-on
 Pump
 Spray-on
 Aerosol
 2 minutes after applying
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Do not apply additional wrap resin or it may harden
on tip applicator
Does not need to be applied after every layer of
adhesive
FYI – box PP 877
Nail Wrap Application PP – 884 – 886
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Service Tip box – PP 885
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Maintenance - nail enhancements need to be serviced
as/after growing out
 Fill
 Backfill
 Structurally correct nail to ensure strength, shape,
durability
 Rebalance
Two-Week Fabric Wrap Maintenance PP 887 888
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Fabric Wrap Repair
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Stress strip –
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Small piece of fabric used to strengthen a weak point
or break
Cut 1/8” in length
Apply to weak point
Used to strengthen or repair
Repair Patch – piece of fabric used to cover a
crack or break
Four-Week Fabric Wrap Maintenance – PP 889
- 891
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Fabric wrap removal
Remove wraps carefully so no damage to natural
nail
 Immerse in acetone
 Wrap melts away and gently push off with wooden
pusher
 Rehydrate natural nail
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Fabric Wrap removal – PP 892 – 893
Business Tip box – PP 878

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